Widnes captain Jack Owens signs contract extension with Vikings

Widnes captain Jack Owens has signed a new one-year deal with the club ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The 25-year-old full-back or winger has scored 52 tries and kicked 256 goals in 103 appearances for the Vikings.

Owens said: “It’s great to have agreed a new deal with the club, it was a no-brainer for me.

“I’ve spoken a lot in the past about how much this club means to me, so I’m made up to still have the opportunity to wear these colours. It’s always a proud moment for me and my family when I walk out and play for the Vikings, so I’m looking forward to doing it again in 2021.

“It was a huge honour to have been named captain last year, especially as it came from a vote within the playing squad, it’s just a shame the season ended so early. It was a great feeling walking the lads out though, and I’m looking forward to that again next season.

“We’re obviously disappointed as a group that the season went the way it did, and it has been frustrating to be without rugby league for so long, but ultimately it was the right decision in terms of keeping everyone safe through a difficult period.

“I have just taken this time away to stay on top of my fitness, and luckily my work outside of rugby league at PBS Joinery has kept me occupied and busy each week. Without that I probably would have struggled, but I’m looking forward to eventually getting back out there on the pitch.

“All of the players have seen the messages from the supporters on social media, and even through this tough time their support has been brilliant. Our aim now is to get back out there in front of them as soon as it is safe to do so, and repay them all for their faith in us as players and a club as a whole.”

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